Tuesday, 14 June 2022 13:39

Sour taste

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Hats off to the agriculture industry for some consensus on the He Waka Eke Noa report released last week.

Not every farmer will agree with the farm-based split-gas levy but the industry is putting a strong case to the Government to keep agriculture out of its Emissions Trading Scheme.

While the sector has been praised by most stakeholders, including the Agriculture Minister, one committed anti-dairy outfit remains unconvinced.

The lobby has dubbed HWEN's proposal as a lemon that will fail to cut emissions.

It seems the consensus among industry stakeholders that self-regulation is the way to go rather than being in ETS has left a bitter taste in Greenpeace mouths.

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